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Help! Problem w/ lifting saddle on a B5/ashtray bridge tele

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by gryffsmyth, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. gryffsmyth

    gryffsmyth TDPRI Member

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    Yea, made a shim from some scrap maple veneer. I think it was about 1mm thick, sanded roughly into a wedge with a leveling beam on the side of my desk. Not sure what angle that makes, trig was not my forte.
     
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    Boreas Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I would guess between 0.5 and 1.0 degree judging by how far it moved.
     
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    old wrench Friend of Leo's

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    Part of the logic behind the Mastery saddles and bridge for a Tele is that you have that downward force concentrated at four points instead of distributed over six points like a vintage Tele.

    Those Mastery saddles are not going to tip up :).

    Great design, but expensive.

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    gryffsmyth TDPRI Member

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    Yea, I just can't stomach the price. I'm sure they're awesome. I also have my eye on a set of those callaham bigsby saddles with the front facing screw heads.... again, so much dough...
     
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    old wrench Friend of Leo's

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    You can modify your own screws by carefully cutting a slot in the end that will take a little flat head screw driver.

    Screw a nut down the shaft of the screw before you cut the slot. Then, when you back the nut off, it will knock down the little burrs left from cutting the slot ;).


    edit: grammer, gramaw, mamaw?


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    bless you sir - made short work of it with a slotting file. brilliant
     
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    old wrench Friend of Leo's

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    Perfect :)!!!

    That's the way ya do it, money for nothin! ;)

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